On This Day

What Happened on March 23, 1973

Historical Events

  • After a 5½ year run soap "Love is a Many Splendored Thing" ends
  • US performs nuclear test at Nevada Test Site

Music History

Yoko Ono is granted permanent residence in USA

Famous Birthdays

  • Jason Kidd, Basketball Hall of Fame point guard, coach (10-time NBA All Star), born in San Francisco, California
  • Jerzy Dudek, Polish footballer
  • Kathy Carboy, diver (Olympics 1996), born in Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Naoko Sawamatsu, Nishinomiya Japan, tennis star (1994 Singapore)
  • Rob Lazeo, CFL offensive tackle (Saskatchewan Roughriders)
  • Stefon Harris, American jazz vibraphonist (The Grand Unification Theory; The Classical Jazz Quartet), born in Albany, New York
  • Wim Eyckmans, Belgian racing driver

Famous Deaths

  • Ken Maynard, American stuntman and actor (Phantom Rancher, $50,000 Reward), dies of stomach cancer at 77
1973 Highlights

About March 23, 1973

Day of the Week: Friday
How Long Ago? 48 years, 8 months and 4 days
Leap Year: No

Generation: Generation X
Chinese Zodiac: Ox
Star Sign: Aries